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Richelsdorfite

#35809

Richelsdorfite

#35809
Availability
Sold
Size
5 x 3.5 x 2 cm - Miniature 
Formula
Ca2Cu5Sb5+(AsO4)4(OH)6Cl·6H2O (RRUFF)
Locality
Burrus mine, Washoe Co., Nevada, United States
Tagged
arsenate , copper

There are two localities of Richelsdorfite in Nevada; the Gold Chain mine in Utah and the Burrus mine in Nevada. These specimens from the Burrus mine, are some of the best quality Richelsdorfite around. This specimen is one if not the best of the five shown here. The crystals occur as tiny less than 0.5mm clusters filling the many vugs. The crystals are excellent and distinct. It is a very rich specimen, though not the richest of the five.

EDS Confirmed

Richelsdorfite

Formula
Ca2Cu5Sb5+(AsO4)4(OH)6Cl·6H2
Crystal System
Monoclinic 
Cleavage
Perfect, None, None 
Luster
Vitreous (Glassy) 
Color
sky blue, turquoise 
Streak
greenish blue 
Class
Monoclinic - Prismatic 
Hardness

Data courtesy of Webmineral.

Special Info
EDS Confirmed

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